I knew I wanted a collage above the couch, ala YHL's hallway o' pictures.
I went out and purchased a buttload of frames from IKEA and added in a couple of frames I had sitting around
I filled the frames with pictures and mementos of years past and placed them in a measured out the space I wanted to use on our kitchen floor
I even made little templates to hang up and check the space
...and then I just sat there and stared.
...and stared some more...
|my walls can talk-- and they are extra sassy|
So the frames and templates stayed stacked in our kitchen for weeks (not even kidding) until one Saturday evening, I bucked up and grabbed the hammer and nails.
I added a lot of things that I had been keeping over the years. The red parking pass was from our first vacation to Ocean City, MD. Below that are sauce packets from Taco Bell (an inside joke between us) and a picture of JEGs' grandfather looking devilishly handsome. The middle of the set up is one of our favorite pictures from our wedding and a sonogram of the little monster (which we hope to replace with a family picture).
Subway art is super hot right now, so I created a smaller version with locations and dates that held special meaning to us
I even included our contract renewal- another joke we had from our first year of dating
There are a couple of pictures I really like as well as the keys to Falconhead-- our first place together.
I see this as the bare bones of a project that will take years to flesh out. As our family grows and we collect things that are special to us, I would like to fill in the spaces and even expand on the sides.
But for now, it's a baby step to help in my fear of commitment.
Always & Forever,